Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:04 UTC
Apple At the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, After the usual words of praise about the iPod+iTunes and the smoothness of the transition to Intel, Apple announced several new products. Surprisingly, nothing was said about new Macs or Leopard. The keynote speech started at 17:00 GMT. Read on for the details.
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RE[2]: Hard to believe
by Wes Felter on Tue 9th Jan 2007 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Hard to believe"
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These kind of extenders have been on the market for years. In fact, just yesterday Netgear announced a 1080p extender that plays many formats, not just Apple's. So AppleTV is literally one day late. :-)

Of course only AppleTV will play videos bought from iTunes, so it will probably take over the market despite inferior specs.

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RE[3]: Hard to believe
by tryphcycle on Tue 9th Jan 2007 21:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Hard to believe"
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"despite inferior specs"

sorry... i am laughing my ass off!!!!!!!! look... maybe its not all about SPECS!!!!!! hell... there are other mp3 players the have better "SPECS" than compariable iPods.... BUT.... which is TRULY the best?


now.... where's my appleTV....

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RE[4]: Hard to believe
by ronaldst on Tue 9th Jan 2007 22:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Hard to believe"
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Well it's limited to 720p.

Video formats supported: H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): 640 by 480, 30 fps, LC version of Baseline Profile; 320 by 240, 30 fps, Baseline profile up to Level 1.3; 1280 by 720, 24 fps, Progressive Main Profile. MPEG-4: 640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile

taken from

So he does have a point.

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RE[4]: Hard to believe
by Wrawrat on Tue 9th Jan 2007 23:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Hard to believe"
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BUT.... which is TRULY the best?

I don't know. Perhaps the one that suits your needs? The iPod is slickand seems quite usable, but it would be rather worthless to me, since my entire CD collection was ripped in OGG (and transcoding is out of question; quality matters to me). I'm not too keen in installing a third-party firmware, either.

Thus, it's rather a matter of personal opinion, just like that iPhone. It seems great, yet far too hip-gadget for me; I have a life beyond the Net. Still, some people will find a use...

Brand loyalty is scary, sometimes.

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